One-time GST payment to support Canadians

Additional one-time GST credit payment

To support those most affected by inflation, the Government of Canada is issuing an additional $2.5 billion through GST credit payments to assist more than 11 million Canadian individuals and families.

This one-time payment will double the GST credit amount eligible individuals and families receive for a six-month period.

Who can get the payment

You will receive the additional one-time GST credit payment if you were entitled to receive the GST credit in October 2022.

If you have not received a payment but expect to, we encourage you to wait 10 business days to allow for processing before contacting us.

Eligibility criteria

You and your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable) must meet the eligibility criteria for the 2021 base year to qualify for the one-time payment.

We also encourage you to review your Notice of Redetermination for more information about how much you are entitled to receive and when, and any changes to your payments.

If your Notice of Redetermination says:

You owe a balance on your GST credit account:
  • If you have a debt related to previous GST credit payments or Family Orders and Agreements, it must be addressed first. Any additional GST credit payment you are entitled to will be used to pay down that debt. If there is a remaining amount after paying down the debt, that balance will be issued to you directly.
You owe a balance to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that is not related to your GST credit or FOA:
  • You will receive the full amount of the GST credit you are entitled to. Other CRA debts (such as debt on a Canada child benefit account or a tax return) will not reduce your GST credit amount (will not offset your GST credit) at this time.
You will receive a quarterly payment in January but there is no payment in November:
  • If your credit payment would normally be less than $50 per quarter, you likely received your total GST credit amount for the year as a lump sum.
  • If you got your GST credit as a lump sum in July, you will still benefit from the additional one-time GST credit payment.
  • Lump sum recipients will have their payments adjusted in November to accommodate the additional one-time payment.
  • If you received your GST credit as a lump sum, your next GST credit payment will be January 5, 2023, and will factor in the additional one-time payment.
  • Please check your Notice of Redetermination for more information. If you are signed up for My Account, you can find your Notice by clicking on the “Mail” link.

Payment details

This one-time GST credit payment will be double the amount of the GST credit you would receive over a six-month period. The amount is calculated based on your family situation in October 2022 and your 2021 adjusted family net income.

You could receive a maximum payment of up to:

If you are single

  • $234 (no children)
  • $387 (with 1 child)
  • $467 (with 2 children)
  • $548 (with 3 children)
  • $628 (with 4 children)

If you are married or have a common-law partner

  • $306 (no children)
  • $387 (with 1 child)
  • $467 (with 2 children)
  • $548 (with 3 children)
  • $628 (with 4 children)

How to calculate your one-time payment

Payment Date

The one-time payment will be issued starting November 4, 2022.

If you do not receive your GST credit payment on the expected date, please wait 10 business days before you contact us. You may also check your notice to see if your payments have changed.

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